Huge flocks of Barnacle geese visit Sligo every year. It's an amazing sight to be seen. The late poet Dermot Healy also found them a great source of inspiration. Dermot Healy (18 July 1947 – 29 June 2014) was an Irish novelist, playwright, poet and short story writer. In his poem: A Fool's Errand he describes the geese in a wonderful moving way...
There is also a very good film on vimeo about Dermot Healy: I could read the sky:
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